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Holiday in Antarctica

Example 13 Day Cruise aboard MS Seaventure
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The most magical way to spend the holiday season, discover the great white continent’s striking shores and endless vistas on this 13-day voyage aboard the MS Seaventure. Enjoy time exploring the abundant wildlife and rich biodiversity of the seas as you experience the last wild place on earth. Celebrate Christmas Day in the South Shetland Islands and New Year's Eve in the Southern Ocean. Your team ensures that the spirit on board the ship is festive and fun!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Ushuaia
Day 2 : Ushuaia
Day 3 : Embarkation Day
Days 4-5 : Drake Passage
Days 6-7 : South Shetland Islands
Days 8-10 : Antarctica
Days 11-12 : Drake Passage
Day 13 : Ushuaia | Disembark

Highlights

  • A memorable Christmas Day exploring the South Shetland Islands
  • Zodiac cruises through the stunning bays and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Wildlife encounters with penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds
  • Visits to numerous historic landing sites and working research base

Ship

MS Seaventure

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Unbelievable photo opportunities await Explore the rugged shores and outposts of Antarctica Penguin march Kayak in unforgettable landscapes
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Day 1 Arrive in Ushuaia

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy your beautiful hotel or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Day 2 Ushuaia

Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 3 Embarkation Day

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until your mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Your Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 4-5 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Join your Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in the renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as you cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Day 6-7 South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, the perfect place to spend a memorable Christmas Day! You’ll hop into your inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory.

Day 8-10 Antarctica

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Here you’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as you travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as you spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Day 11-12 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
You leave this magical place and make your way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. You have one last hurrah as you celebrate New Year’s Eve at the bottom of the earth and conclude your expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 13 Ushuaia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, you disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.
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Ushuaia - Hotels

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Notes

Single supplement - A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

Travel Insurance - All passengers are required to carry valid travel insurance which must contain medical and evacuation coverage of no less than $150,000 as well as cancellation and trip interruption.

Captain and expedition team will do everything possible to complete the voyage as outlined in the voyage itinerary. However, itineraries in polar regions are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Occasionally conditions and or safety concerns require Itinerary changes. The Captain and expedition team will accordingly make every effort to find the best alternative to the original itinerary while keeping passengers informed and updated. 

Included:
- Two pre-voyage nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city
-Transfer from airport in embarkation city (Trelew Airport “REL” for the Nov 3 2021 voyage which embarks in Puerto Madryn; Ushuaia Airport “USH” for all other departures) to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 90 days prior to departure
- Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
- Group transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation
- Shipboard accommodations
- All scheduled landings/excursions
- All meals onboard
- Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
- Alcoholic (house brands) and non-alcoholic beverages: mineral water, soft drinks, juices, various coffee specialties, tea, house wine white/rose/red, sparkling wine, aperitif, various beers, long drinks, cocktail of the day
- Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
- A pair of boots for use during the voyage
- Wi-Fi from the public computers
- 200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
- Daily international news service
- All port fees
- All landing fees
- Digital Voyage Log

Excluded:
- Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia
- Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
- Pre or post voyage expenses in Ushuaia
- Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
- Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, Wi-Fi from personal devices in excess of the 100 minutes provided
- Staff gratuities

Fuel Surcharge:
There will be no fuel surcharge for voyages aboard MS Seaventure if the local price of applicable fuel does not exceed US$1,100 per metric ton. Should the price go above this a surcharge may be applied to cover only the increase in fuel costs.
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